Every driver should make it a priority to drive safely and attentively. Drivers of motor vehicles have to be responsible for their safety and that of passengers and other motorists. To avoid mishaps, pedestrians must be alert to the dangers of the road.
When you’re outdoors, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings and to traffic control. If you see 36 traffic lights (36″), it is likely that construction is taking place or that the area is unsafe. This article will teach you about the various traffic safety devices that are used in each state.
7 types traffic safety devices
- Traffic safety barriers
Traffic safety barriers are an important part of standard safety procedures and social distance. It is easier for pedestrians see what they can’t walk because there are more visible barriers.
To help drivers navigate around construction sites, there are many types of traffic barriers, including Type 2 Folding Barricade Steel Legs and Barrier Board.
- Traffic bollards
Because they are able to prevent property damage from accidents or intentional or accidental crashes, traffic bollards can also be necessary traffic control devices.
Pedestrians need to feel secure in their environment, knowing that they are safe from harm. Protect your property from any severe damage or destruction that could occur in the event of ram-raidings. These are becoming more common.
Traffic posts offer physical and visual protection. They can be fixed, removable, collapsible or collapsed. These bollards can provide sufficient vehicle damage protection in many locations and protect pedestrian access points as well as vehicular access points.
- Traffic cones
Because they are easy to store and deploy, and provide adequate markings for drivers and pedestrians alike, traffic cones are a common sight on highways and active roads.
Road cones are made of polyethylene plastic and are light, stackable and durable. They can also withstand direct sunlight and harsh weather for extended periods. There are many sizes of traffic cones, including
- 18’’ traffic cones- used for landscaping, parking, or athletic fields
- 28’’ traffic cones- used at hazardous places
- 36 traffic cones (36)- Used in entryways, industrial, and utility facilities
There are many colors available for traffic cones that can be confusing. Here is a quick overview of all cone colors:
- Red cones Signify imminent danger and could lead to death.
- Orange cones Indicate danger that could cause serious injury.
- Yellow cones These are potentially dangerous situations that present a low chance of injury.
- Use To indicate first-aid stations at sporting events.
- Blue cones Indicate non-hazardous risk and designate handicapped-specific spaces.
- White cones Mark safe zones, as well as toilets and doors.
- Traffic signs
To direct traffic in a particular direction, traffic signs are necessary. Traffic signals must attract attention, provide meaning, allow for adequate time to respond, minimize wasted time, and be easy to read.
The traffic signals that indicate safe driving are the yellow, red, and green ones. While pedestrian signals indicate safe crossing, they indicate when pedestrians can cross. Other road signs include hump and crossroads ahead, roundabout and others.
Traffic control devices are typically only found in areas with main roads, but they can be found in streets and lanes.
Impact attenuators, crash attenuators, and crash attenuators can be used to reduce structural damage and vehicle damage. They also help prevent driver injuries during accidents. They can absorb the impact and reduce vehicle damage.
- Traffic paddles
Traffic paddles, which are handheld signs that look like paddles, are portable and hand-held signs. These signs are often used by flaggers and police to direct traffic patterns and prevent collisions.
- Road markings
Road markings can also be used to improve traffic safety on the road. These markings can be seen on curbs, islands or other fixed objects. They are made up of lines, patterns and words.
- Pavement markings – Markings made of yellow and white paint on the road indicate parking restrictions, lanes crossings, etc.
- Curb markings These mark parking restrictions and other information. These may be alternating white and black lines that increase visibility from a distance.
- Object markings These are physical hazards or obstructions that should be notified to pedestrians and drivers.
- Reflectors Many hazard signs reflect light up to 500ft, making them an excellent way to help drivers navigate at night.
You now have a good understanding of the various safety and traffic control devices. It is also important to be familiar with road safety practices. Wear a helmet while driving a 2-wheeler and a seatbelt while driving a car.